Andhra reports second positive case of Covid-19

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AMARAVATI: The second positive case of coronavirus was reported in Andhra Pradesh on Thursday, taking the total to two.

 

As per the state Health Department report, a person who returned to the state from England on March 15 tested positive for the deadly virus.

The patient had been kept in the isolation ward at RIMS Hospital in Ongole Town where an expert team was taking care of his treatment, and his condition is stable.

According to the report, the youngster, who left London on March 12, reached Ongole on March 15 and was admitted to the government hospital after he complained of fever, cough and cold. His blood sample was sent to the virology lab in Tirupati where it tested positive.

The officials of the medical and health department and also  the Prakasam district administration have been trying to find out the contact persons of the patient in Ongole.

On March 12, another person who returned to his native Nellore from Italy was the first confirmed case of coronavirus in Andhra Pradesh. He is currently in isolation in the government hospital in Nellore.

According to Special Chief Secretary (Health) K S Jawahar Reddy, the department has said the blood sample of the first confirmed case in the state would be tested again after the end of the 14-day period and discharged.

According to the health and family welfare department report, so far 109 samples had been tested in Andhra Pradesh out of which two samples were positive, while 94 samples tested negative. The test results of the remaining 13 are pending.


With inputs from Agency

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